Editorials

For students, our public schools offer the world

We’ve said this before, but it’s worth repeating: If you are enrolled in the Hamtramck Public School District, chances are that you will have an amazing cultural experience.…

Plans for renaming city hall could end up too costly

A few years ago, city officials agreed to rename city hall in honor of former Mayor Robert Kozaren. Kozaren is the city’s longest serving mayor. He was in…

News

‘Banglatown’ development has some high rollers on board

‘Banglatown’ development has some high rollers on board

  By Alan Madlane A Detroit neighborhood revitalization project is likely to have a spillover…

City officials fret over the cost of a city hall upgrade

City officials fret over the cost of a city hall upgrade

    By Charles Sercombe In the coming months, Hamtramck City Hall will get a…

Poletown plant may survive

Poletown plant may survive

  By Charles Sercombe As they say in baseball, it ain’t over ‘til it’s over.…

Schools are still a mix of languages

Schools are still a mix of languages

    By Charles Sercombe At one time, a couple of decades ago, it was…

Business

Detroit City Football Clubs scores a huge goal: the pros

Detroit City Football Clubs scores a huge goal: the pros

  By Alan Madlane Le Rouge is moving on up. The soccer squad, the local faves with the rowdy fun fanbase, is getting promoted. “Le Rouge,” for those…

Hamtown Farms site is now privately owned, its future unknown

Hamtown Farms site is now privately owned, its future unknown

  By Charles Sercombe Hamtown Farms is not only closed down, it has now been sold. Michael Davis, a co-organizer of the farm, declined to say who purchased…

At Balkan House, the ‘doner’ is a foodie’s favorite

At Balkan House, the ‘doner’ is a foodie’s favorite

  By Alan Madlane Balkan House is a restaurant literally located inside a large, converted house on a main street in downtown Hamtramck. The site has actually had…

Photo Gallery

Vintage baseball comes to Hamtramck Stadium

Vintage baseball comes to Hamtramck Stadium

    By Charles Sercombe Hamtramck’s historic baseball stadium came full circle last Saturday. When the stadium was first built, as…

News

Tentative agreement reached to preserve Yemeni mural

Tentative agreement reached to preserve Yemeni mural

  By Charles Sercombe There is a good chance that the Yemeni mural on the southend will be saved. In a press release issued by Bill Meyer,…

Features

Veteran rock musician contradicts music industry myth

Veteran rock musician contradicts music industry myth

    (Editor’s note: Hamtramck is home to many musicians who record, put out albums and tour the world. Freelance writer Susan Kirwan writes about the challenges…

Editorials

At 40 years old, Labor Day Festival hits a milestone

Once again, Hamtramck shined this past weekend. The city celebrated the 40th anniversary of the Hamtramck Labor Day Festival. Thousands of visitors came to the festival over…

Sports

Frontier soccer team scores an upset in state championship play

Frontier soccer team scores an upset in state championship play

    By Ian Perrotta Before last Saturday (Nov. 3), most people had never heard of Frontier International Academy. It only took 90 minutes to change that.…